3 Comments

Put a Ring on It: Rock Rings

February 18, 2013, 14:48 pm  Posted by Beth Sweet
 

Once while standing in line, I happened to overhear a woman talking about her diamond engagement ring to a friend. She turned to greet her acquaintance and, as she flung out her left hand for view, pronounced, “Check out my rock!”

It was an interesting moment for a couple reasons, though I was especially intrigued by her reference to the diamond as a “rock,” which I realize isn’t uncommon, but still caught my attention. Yes, diamonds are rocks and they come from the earth, but when I hear the term, my first thought isn’t of precious gems–it’s of smooth river stones and pink canyon walls and the little shifting pebbles lining the campus path of my alma mater. To me, those are rocks, and they do beautiful credit to the classification.

We’ve just celebrated a Season of Love (of course, arguably, that season is year-round), and I’ve been reflecting on the ring as a symbol of love. In this, my fourth and final day of this symbolic exploration, I’ve decided to meander through Etsy in search of compelling rings reminiscent of the unexpected and literal interpretation of “rock.”

 

Geodes, topaz, concrete, beach rocks, and pretty little river stones all contribute to this delightful exploration, and I thank the artists mentioned below for creating such beautiful pieces in celebration of the natural wonder we find in our midst.

(Want to read my other ring posts? Visit “Put a Ring on It: Turquoise Rings, Day 3“  “Put a Ring on It: Resin Rings, Day 2“  “Put a Ring on It: Petite Rings, Day 1“)

…………………………………………………………………..

Geode Agate Slice Ring :: popins

…………………………………………………………………..

River Rock Ring :: CinagroFarm

…………………………………………………………………..

 Cosmic Blue and Purple Druzy Ring :: hannahnaomi

…………………………………………………………………..

Dry River Stone Ring :: carriegarrott

…………………………………………………………………..

Double River Rock Ring :: DBAatEtsy

…………………………………………………………………..

Chalcedony Druzy and Raw Blue Topaz Ring :: YaronaJewelryDesign

…………………………………………………………………..

Lavender and Red Geode Ring :: LooksDifferent

…………………………………………………………………..

Concreso Concrete Ring :: MinterandRIchterDes

…………………………………………………………………..

Beach Rock Ring :: katejonesjewelry

…………………………………………………………………..

Honey Amberlite Ring :: HardCandyGems

…………………………………………………………………..

Teal Druzy Geode Ring :: HardCandyGems

…………………………………………………………………..

Green Circular Beach Rock Ring :: slradornments

…………………………………………………………………..

 
 
 
Beth Sweet

About the Author

Since 2007 I’ve had the pleasure of working on Lark books ranging across wide horizons: ...

Read Full Bio
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/rayhemachandra Ray Hemachandra

    No one has said it yet, so I just had to:
    Beth … you rock!

    Great post. What beautiful work from all these artists, too, with lovely photography.

  • Beth

    Ha! Thank you for the kind words, Ray, as well as for the rock pun :)

  • Beth

    Ha! Thank you for the kind words, Ray, as well as for the rock pun :)